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Dream State – ‘Still Dreaming’

To quote Quentin Tarantino; “you had my curiosity… but now you have my attention.” Dream State rose quickly, establishing themselves with a series of well-regarded EPs and an album. Just as quickly, they fell apart. For guitarist Aled Evans, the dream became a nightmare. With his

Tuesday 26 September 2023

LIVE: Burn it Down Festival, Torquay

Now in its fifth year, Burn it Down Festival has evolved from its tentative beginnings into a well-organised two-day event, boasting a diverse line-up of up-and-coming rock and metal acts across its multi-venue harbourside setting. Bringing a host of moderate-sized touring acts to Torquay and plonking them smack bang in the

Monday 31 July 2023

LIVE: 2000trees Festival 2023 – Saturday

Anyone lucky enough to have experienced a 2000trees festival will understand why it’s held in such high regard and firmly cemented as one of the finest ‘medium-sized’ festivals in the country. What better way to celebrate its 15th anniversary than by exhibiting the most stacked lineup to

Tuesday 25 July 2023

2000trees Festival 2023 – Saturday

Thursday 13 April 2023


Tuesday 31 January 2023

Dream State – ‘Untethered’

Everything went wrong. After the release of their debut album Dream State slowly fell apart. This left songwriter Aled Evans alone with a choice; rebuild the band, or give up. Here’s the thing; getting anywhere in the music world is difficult, and being the songwriter in a

Monday 08 March 2021

Punktastic Picks: International Women’s Day 2021

While women should (obviously) be celebrated all year round, March provides us with an entire month during which we have an excuse to scream about our many successes from the rooftops. At Punktastic, we love taking this excuse and running with it at 100mph, so for International

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Top 25 Albums of the Year

Sunday 15 December 2019

The end of a decade: The Most Important Bands of the Next Decade

Looking back is lovely. Fond (and sometimes not so fond) memories, the music that shaped who we are right now, those special gigs we’ll remember forever and constantly relive in our minds – but what’s just as important, especially in the ever changing world of music we love, is

Thursday 21 November 2019

LIVE: Dream State / Normandie / Behind Blue Eyes @ ULU, London

As upward trajectories go, it’d be hard to find a band with a steeper line than Dream State over the last year – and it’d be even harder to find a band who’ve managed to achieve it more organically than the South Wales quartet. Their honest, open approach to